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Unearthly by MayumiOgihara Unearthly by MayumiOgihara
I wanted it to look different depend on who looks at it. She looks like a child... but not quite. I also wanted her to look pure... yet there is something eerie about her.

I decided to leave the title as 'Untitled'

9X12 Strathmore Bristol Smooth
2B 0.5mm mechanical pencil
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You’ve been featured here [link] :iconangelicplz::floating::iconmyangelplz:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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jazmocamp Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this piece! Thought I would try some practice of achieving this flowing white hair! Don't know if I can get it though? If you care to share any tips, it would be much appreciated!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Drawing white hair is actually easier than you may think ;)

Here is what I did...
I shade entire hair very lightly first, blend with paper towel (I use heavy-duty paper towel for workshop), use a cut-up eraser to "draw" white hair, blend again, add some darker shadows here and there (in between strands of hair), blend, then "draw" more strands of hair with an eraser... repeat these steps until you're happy. (add more shadows to create stronger contrast if you like)

Cut-up eraser is just a regular eraser cut into small a wedge shape so it has sharp corners that you can use to draw. Blend gently, otherwise graphite gets rubbed into the tooth of paper and you won't be able to create white strands of hair.

Good luck!
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jazmocamp Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, Mayumi. These pointers will really help me! I will do the best I can with your advice. Thank you again!!!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Any time :)
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T-Thomas Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011   General Artist
amazing piece
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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paranoiaprincess83 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful... She reminds me of JonBenét Ramsey. Beautiful, and sad.
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the compliment! :heart:

I was hoping this drawing to be ambiguous so the angel would look differently in each viewers eyes. I'm happy to hear that you saw sadness in her. :)
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paranoiaprincess83 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem ^-^ I'm happy I proved what you were trying to convey :)
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subhankar-biswas Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
when, oh when am i going to learn to draw hair like you?
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You already know how to draw, dear friend!! All you have to do is to use an eraser instead of a pencil! :D
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KamillaPaulsen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist
That`s a really good drawing :)
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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shonechacko Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good rendering!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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WhimsicalMoon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Wow, I love this...I love your artwork :)
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! :hug:
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Qirai Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Very delicate shading, I like the dreamy feeling of it. Good work!:heart:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the lovely comment! :heart:
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Qirai Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student General Artist
You're most welcome!:heart:
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fearfuelshatemachine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!
Curls are flawless.
Wings are gorgeous.
Beautiful!

And yes, I'm getting a eerie feeling coming from her face. It's not explainable.....
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!! :tighthug:

I'm so happy to hear you've got the eerie feeling! :woohoo:
Thanks for telling me :D
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fearfuelshatemachine Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: You're welcome <3
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ravenyourei Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Amazing!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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ravenyourei Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
yup
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NautyWolf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
aww such a little innocent angel
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to a+ gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work! :dance:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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xBlondieMomentsx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, it looks just like my little sister when she was like four. It's sooo cute!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you! :heart:
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masqueradeknight Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant. Ii love the way it is so ambiguous, and leaves the viewer to see it in their own way. Thta takes alot of skill :)
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you for your kind words! I really appreciate it!! :hug:
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phillebovsky Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
great work!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :heart:
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phillebovsky Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
youre welcome!
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MariamMohammed Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist

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So amazing :aww:

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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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Imperfected-Wisdom Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable with a mild creepy factor. Great job on the shading, her lovely locks and the clarity of her eyes. :love:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I'm so happy that you saw a bit of eeriness in her! Thanks for the compliment, I really appreciate it!! :heart:
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks so peaceful! I love the brightness!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the compliment! :heart:
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AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOure so welcome!
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Giselle-M Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Reminds me of a Cherubim, a member of the second order of angels, whose distinctive gift is knowledge. "Sweet Cherubim"
I really like the composition. It's beautiful! The wings are so soft looking. Beautiful job Mayumi!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Giselle! :tighthug:
I wanted this drawing to give different impressions to each viewers, and it is very interesting to read each comments to learn what they thought about it. :)
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
so beautiful and sweet love it !!! title that came to my mind after seeing the artwork and reading your description...
angel of wonder :)
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